This session will introduce the continuum of the Coach Developer role across sport contexts and levels. Participant engagement in exploring job duties and experiences as coach developers will be encouraged through panel Q&A and discussion.
Curricular models as a foundation for coach development programs
This session will explore the structure and uses of curricular models in NGB and Higher Education programs. Presenter from each area will provide a summary of their curricular model and discuss its development, followed by an opportunity for group discussion.
Supporting coach well-being through coaching education and coach development
This session will identify and discuss strategies to help combat and support the challenges that coaches face to maintain their own physical and mental health, and well-being during a period of isolation from their players and coaches. Topics such as family conflict, poor nutrition, sleep deprivation, social alienation, issues utilizing technology, and other factors that can cause stress and anxiety with coaches will be discussed.
Tuesday June 2
11am to 12:15pm ET
Exploring the intersection between ADM and CE
This session will explore strategies and approaches for the alignment of long term athlete development models and coach education programs.
Evolving systems: Implementing change in complex environments
This session will be a panel Q&A with coach developers who have or are currently evolving their CD systems. Panel members will reflect on the use of evaluations and planning tools in this process.
How COVID might change coaching education and coach development
This session will begin with a panel to explore the experiences of Coach Developers through COVID and to discuss the adaptation and adjustments that may be necessary in coach education and development in the future. Group discussion will be encouraged to allow sports organizations and professionals to explore how best to navigate to the new normal of coach education and coach development.
Wednesday June 3
11am to 12:15pm ET
#BuildBackBetter: Essential initiatives and movement forward
This session will highlight the extraordinary opportunity we have to make a collective impact on the future of youth sports in America. Essential initiatives and core documents such as Healthy People 2030, the National Youth Sport Strategy, and the Quality Coaching Framework provide a foundation for grounding a wide range of important youth sport programs and efforts. Special emphasis will be paid to the role of coaching education and coach development to support how, together, we can Build Back Better.
Maximizing Partnerships for Quality Coach Education and Coach Development
This session sport organization leaders will their expertise and knowledge in creating, maintaining and maximizing partnerships to support and enhance coaching education and coach development. Organizations will also discuss their CE resources and ways they partner with others groups.
Exploring blended learning in providing coach education and development
This session will focus on learning program design, and will explore different strategies, options, resources and tools that can be used to create a high quality blended learning program.